Crash site of Avro Lancaster Mk.I ED481 on Hawnby Hill, North Yorkshire

30th January 1943
Lancaster Mk.I ED481
No.9 Sqn, RAF
Hawnby Hill, Hawnby

Although Flight Sergeant Nelson was serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force he was in fact American, being from Wilkinsburg Pennsylvannia. The crew had carried out a sortie against Hamburg … Continue reading “1943-01-30|Lancaster Mk.I|ED481|No.9 Sqn, RAF|Hawnby Hill, Hawnby”

31st August 1944
Lancaster B. Mk.I PD259
No.463 Sqn, RAAF
Carn Icean Duibhe, Inverness-shire

  The crew of PD259 were made up of six members of the Royal Australian Air Force and single member of the Royal Air Force. All six of the Australians … Continue reading “1944-08-31|Lancaster B. Mk.I|PD259|No.463 Sqn, RAAF|Carn Icean Duibhe, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Avro Lancaster Mk.III PB456 on Conic Hill near Loch Lomond

13th September 1944
Lancaster Mk.III PB456
No.101 Sqn, RAF
Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire

Avro Lancaster Mk.III PB456 / SR-D of No.101 Squadron RAF Crashed on Conic Hill near the southern end of Loch Lomond on the 13th September 1944 The crew were on … Continue reading “1944-09-13|Lancaster Mk.III|PB456|No.101 Sqn, RAF|Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Lancaster NF963 near Ellingstring, Yorkshire

4th October 1944
Lancaster Mk.I NF963
No.550 Sqn, RAF
Ellingstring, North Yorkshire

Lancaster Mk.I NF963 broke up in mid air on killing 6 of the 7 crew, the pilot escaping when the cockpit disintegrated around him. Some of the crew did manage … Continue reading “1944-10-04|Lancaster Mk.I|NF963|No.550 Sqn, RAF|Ellingstring, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Avro Lancaster NF908 on the Roaches near Leek, Staffordshire

3rd January 1945
Lancaster Mk.I NF908
No.467 Sqn, RAAF
The Roaches, Leek

The crew of NF908 had not been at No.467 Sqn for long, being posted in from No.5 Lancaster Finishing School in at the beginning of December 1944. Though from available … Continue reading “1945-01-03|Lancaster Mk.I|NF908|No.467 Sqn, RAAF|The Roaches, Leek”

Memorial plaque at the crash site of Avro Lancaster Mk.III NE132, Foel Ddu, Rhinog Fawr, Harlech

6th February 1945
Lancaster Mk.III NE132
No.1653 HCU, RAF
Foel Ddu, Gwynedd

The crew of NE132 were briefed to carry out a night cross country navigation exercise from RAF North Luffenham, near Oakham in Rutland, following a route of just over 700 … Continue reading “1945-02-06|Lancaster Mk.III|NE132|No.1653 HCU, RAF|Foel Ddu, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Lancaster KB993 on James Thorn, Bleaklow, Derbyshire

18th May 1945
Lancaster Mk.X KB993
No.408 Sqn, RCAF
James Thorn, Bleaklow

The aircraft was flying from RAF Linton-on-Ouse and had earlier been carrying out bumps and circuits but the crew became tired of this and decided to fly around the local … Continue reading “1945-05-18|Lancaster Mk.X|KB993|No.408 Sqn, RCAF|James Thorn, Bleaklow”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Lancaster RA571 on Beamsley Beacon, Yorkshire

5th November 1945
Lancaster Mk.I RA571
No.429 Sqn, RCAF
Beamsley Beacon, North Yorkshire

Avro Lancaster B. Mk.I RA571 of No.429 Squadron RCAF, flew into Beamsley Beacon, Ilkley in West Yorkshire, on the 5th November 1945 whilst on a training flight from RAF Leeming   Walter Fred Conley Pilot Officer Pilot Killed Arnold Emerson Stinson Sergeant Flight Engineer Killed Alan Price Coleman Flying Officer Navigator Injured Wallace Ewing Lang … Continue reading “1945-11-05|Lancaster Mk.I|RA571|No.429 Sqn, RCAF|Beamsley Beacon, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Lancaster PA411 on Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale, Derbyshire

21st December 1948
Lancaster Mk.1 PA411
No.230 OCU, RAF
Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale

The crew had taken off from RAF Lindholme near Doncaster during the night of the 20th December for a Night Familiarisation exercise, this was to have been largely local flying. … Continue reading “1948-12-21|Lancaster Mk.1|PA411|No.230 OCU, RAF|Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale”

Rolls Royce Merlin engine at the crash site of Avro Lancaster TX264 on Beinn Eighe

14th March 1951
Lancaster G.R. Mk.3 TX264
No.120 Sqn, RAF
Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Kinloss near Nairn on the Moray coast, the crew were to conduct an night navigation training exercise. Some 6 1/2 hours after leaving … Continue reading “1951-03-14|Lancaster G.R. Mk.3|TX264|No.120 Sqn, RAF|Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross”